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The King has returned- Fury pulverizes Wilder in rematch via TKO in 7th

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posted February 23, 2020 at 03:59 pm

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By Ponciano \”John\” Melo Jr.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Tyson Fury dealt Deontay Wilder\’s first professional defeat in a stunning fashion after a seventh-round stoppage to take away the WBC heavyweight title inside the jam-packed MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Referee Kenny Bayless waved the fight off after Wilder\’s corner threw the towel gesturing the surrender after getting enough of the beating the former undefeated champ has been taking.
\”The king has returned,\” said Fury during the postfight interview after giving respect to Wilder.
He then turned the boxing ring into a concert, taking the microphone while singing a song that even his new promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank joined.
Fury knocked Wilder twice, in the third and fifth rounds, en route to tarnishing the former champ\’s unbeaten slate.
A clean right hand by Fury to the ear sent Wilder to the canvass in the third round that turned out to be the defining moment of the fight.
Wilder then got back up despite the continuous bleeding on his right ear and the bloodied lips but with unsteady feet.

The jab game of Fury took Wilder out of his game and a body shot put Wilder back on the ground in the fifth.
During the sixth round, Fury was seen gesturing to lick the blood coming out of Wilder\’s ear while referee Bayless was separating them.
In the seventh, Fury came raging back at Wilder on the corner by connecting combinations forcing Wilder\’s camp to throw the towel.
The now-former heavyweight champ tried to argue the decision but the referee waved the fight off.
During the post-fight interview, Wilder told that they should\’ve let him fight but accepted the defeat and vowed to become stronger.
Fury threw 160 punches compared to only 55 by Wilder. The British connected 58 of them while Wilder only landed 18 punches.
The win also put an end to their controversial split draw in 2018. Fury remained clean with his 30 wins, 21 knockouts, and one draw while Wilder failed to defend his WBC belt for the 11th time as he suffered his first defeat after 44 fights (42-41-1-1).

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Fil-Brit Tiktoker Salt Papi puts the world on notice in latest boxing win

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Fil-Brit Tiktoker Salt Papi puts the world on notice in latest boxing win

A new Pinoy boxer rising? This might be the case if we’re talking about the social media influencers-turned-boxers.

Tiktoker Salt Papi was the talk of the town after his vicious knockout against Youtube sensation Josh Brueckner, a taller, bigger guy.

The Filipino-British boxer landed a perfect right hand right to the face of Brueckner in just the first round.

They served as an undercard of KSI vs. Faze Temperr.

Pro boxer and rising star Ryan Garcia was impressed by Salt Papi’s victory convincing him that the latter should next face Jake Paul.

They are both undefeated in boxing and all of their wins are via knockout.

After the victory, Salt Papi posted a video clip on his Instagram showing a comparison of his knockout to Manny Pacquiao’s iconic KO hit to Ricky Hatton.

The post received lots of comments including boxing’s only eight-division world champion himself.

Pacquiao wrote on the comment “Pwede Na” in which Salt Papi replied with a “salamat po.”

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Jon Jones takes on Ciryl Gane in heavyweight championship

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Jon Jones takes on Ciryl Gane in heavyweight championship

In a shocking announcement, Jon Jones confirmed that he is upping his division and will fight Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight world title.

The development was leaked after T-Mobile Arena displayed an ad about the fight that was later on confirmed by the former pound-for-pound UFC fighter.

“Day one of four, just a few weeks out from my first heavyweight championship against Ciryl Gane,” said Jones.

The mega-bout is expected to take place on UFC 285. Jones has been out of the Octagon for almost three years now.

“Absolutely, I’d love to have Henry [Cejudo] coaching me for this Ciryl Gane fight. Hopefully our schedules can align and we can get on the same page,”  said Jones.

“Bones” Jones at the age of 35 has a record of 26 wins, one loss, zero draw, and one no contest.

While Gane has 11 wins, one loss and zero draw.

The date of the collision has yet to be announced as of writing.

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Pacquiao signs with Rizin for more exhibition bout

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Pacquiao signs with Rizin for more exhibition bout

Boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is set to continue putting on the gloves as he surprisingly signed under Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation.

The MMA promotion made it known through their social media with details that the former Philippine senator will box this year against a Japanese fighter.

He recently came back to the sport with an exhibition bout against Korean YouTuber DK Yoo.

“I have agreed with Rizin to fight next year. That date will soon be announced, and also my opponent that Rizin will choose, and I’m open and excited to fight a Japanese fighter,” Pacquiao said during his signing with Rizin.

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